Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells, Max series

Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells is part of the Max series.  The particular book we have is a board book perfect for toddlers.  Ours is well worn from being “read” by both our toddlers for years.

What I disliked:

I am not a big fan of the Max series.  I think there’s a correlating cartoon or something too on tv, but it’s so slow that I was glad my kids liked “reading” it to themselves.

What I liked:

When my kids were preschoolers and asked me to read it to them, I reminded them about how hard I tried to get them to say “mama” first, but my daughter’s first word was “shoe” and my son’s was “dada.”  I made a joke about how hard it was to teach them to talk, just like the characters in this book, so they giggled throughout the entire book every time.  I accidentally made it one of their favorites because at that age of repetition they loved hearing the same story multiple times.

Where to find it:

We were blessed by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with this book; however, given how much use it received in our house, I would easily pay $5-8 for this book.  You can find it from Amazon sellers here.


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